Valentine’s Day Spending to Hit a High
National Retail Federation says consumers will spend a total of $19.7 billion on loved ones this Valentine’s Day, $4.4 billion of which will go toward jewelry.
4 Reasons Why People Buy Branded Goods
Branding plays an important part in consumer purchasing habits, and retailers today can’t afford to miss out by not carrying branded lines, retailer Jim Alperin writes.
AGS CEO Ruth Batson to Retire in 2017
The American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories announced today that CEO Ruth Batson will retire in the summer of 2017, marking the end of a nearly 25-year career with the organization.
What You Might Have Missed
Here are the top five stories published on NationalJeweler.com last week, according to Google Analytics.
From AGTA GemFair: How to Sell Color
In an education session held Friday, AGTA CEO Doug Hucker told jewelers how they can talk about colored stones in a way that will make consumers comfortable with buying them.
From JCK Tucson: Alishan
The brand was showcasing new floral designs in 18-karat yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver as well as a bridal collection aimed at a younger crowd with sleek bands and stones.
4 Good Reads for February
Books that look toward the future of business and assist innovators in reaching their goals are among those National Jeweler is recommending to retailers this month.
From JCK Tucson: Rebecca Myers
The designer displayed her four collections, which are inspired by nature and use karat gold, platinum and oxidized silver to create organic looks.